11-14-2019 12:45 PM
11-14-2019 12:45 PM
I can see the option to create a private channel but I don't see a way to convert/set an existing standard channel into a private channel.
Is this not possible?
11-14-2019 01:15 PMSolution
01-16-2020 11:19 PM
This will be important feature because channel usage may change. I hope this will be added to Teams in near future.
04-09-2020 05:24 AM
04-16-2020 01:01 PM
i find this very annoying now that i added new members to team but dont want them to have access to all channels
when is the fix coming
04-16-2020 01:17 PM
The way to get your feedback to the product group is through uservoice, as it allows them to balance and prioritise the next developments. Try to give as much detail as possible as it helps them understand the business value.
06-30-2020 04:37 PM
@costa2020 There will never be a "fix" for this. nothing is broken. Teams stores all your files in a SharePoint doc library created for that team. Normally all channels will have it's own folder in the Team SP doc library. But with private channels the files must have different permissions. So to accomplish this a different site collection is created for the private channel providing it with it's own SP doc library with it's own set of permissions.
07-15-2020 01:46 PM - edited 07-15-2020 01:47 PM
@Jamie Swindall, we could care less about the semantics of 'broken' and 'fix' or the technicalities of WHERE the files are stored.
The fact of the matter is that a functionality is missing, and not having it results in a very poor product experience.
This feature must be supported and we will vote to help ensure it is.
08-24-2020 09:50 AM
@AB321 I agree - we need this feature added as Teams and processes change, so we need to be able to take a channel private if the use case for the team/channel changes.
09-16-2020 08:13 AM
I also would like to express that this feature to be able to edit a channel from public to private would be very important. I have also had some frustration from not being able to edit this. At the very least perhaps you include some messaging when setting up a channel that this is an irreversible selection. Adjusting this feature as soon as possible would be much appreciated. Thank you @Goforit5
09-17-2020 11:59 AM
@Jamie Swindall I'm always amazed when a software company justifies a bad user experience by explaining the underlying limitations of their design which they did not properly address. Nobody cares about the poor design choices made on the backend. What people do care about is a user experience that actually works. I, like many, have been anxiously awaiting private teams since it was a gaping hole in product, as even Microsoft would finally admit. Now we discover that, well, it's pretty much useless, because it requires you to manually replace every single Team/Channel/Sharepoint in order to achieve anything useful ... if you want to use it, you're pretty much starting from scratch.
How exactly did MS envision existing customers migrate to private channels ? ... sorry, silly to assume the question was actually asked and discussed.
Instead of justifying short-sighted design choices, MS needs to come up with a plan for how they can allow existing Teams/Channels to be seamlessly (i.e., automatically, not manual content forklifts) converted to private such that new private or public channels can be added.
Took years to deliver, and still useless. Wishing we would have just stuck with Slack.
10-12-2020 10:33 AM
@ChristianRoy I add my voice to the others that we need the ability to convert channels once they are created.
10-20-2020 08:18 AM
Especially when you lose the name of the channel when it's deleted. Converting to private should be easy and simple. Just drop the messages from public and limit members from previous posts.